This online, self-paced course offers an introduction to STEAM’s multi-disciplinary approach needed to build the creative, innovative problem solvers of tomorrow. The purpose of this course is to offer strategies and content to help you set up and grow your STEAM program, be it for content enrichment, a STEAM class, or after school.
The course will examine the principles of STEAM and its practices, including design thinking, intentional observing, collaborating, persisting, reflecting, and communicating. Some of the topics explored are journaling, the engineering design process, beginning robotics, and making. Also covered are technology tools and kits for an upper elementary and middle school STEAM program. Online resources and standards-based lessons have been gathered to help you get started with STEAM right away.
Why Learn with TCEA?
- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
- We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
- We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.
Self-Paced Online Course
STEAM Educator is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
NOTE: THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR GRADES 3-8.